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[on John Thaw
] John somehow manages to exclude himself from the performance. He has this wonderful quality of stillness to him but he still manages to get across what he's thinking. I once asked him how he did it and he simply said imagination. He imagines himself into a role with such vividness that he's able to convey it.
In addition to writing several segments of Inspector Morse
(1987), he also appeared (as an uncredited extra) in most of these stories, as did the series' original creator, Colin Dexter